Applying for an internship with us

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About the internship program

HealthShare NSW's annual internship program provides university students with paid, part-time work for a period of up to 12 months.

The program gives you the opportunity to get work experience in the government sector whilst you’re still studying.

You’ll experience working across a range of different business lines which might include Workforce, Business Performance, Employee & Financial Shared Services and Patient Transport Service.

We’ll provide you with the tools, learning, flexibility and inclusive culture to have a truly exceptional experience.

If you’re an intern with us you’ll take part in three specialised development workshops which cover an introduction to the NSW government, career development and communication skills. We’ll also provide you with mentoring opportunities.

We are looking for eager learners with a great work ethic and a commitment to their own professional development. Below are some of the areas our interns can make a big contribution to our organisation:

  • Project management
  • Communications
  • Information technologies
  • Analytics
  • Business
  • People and culture

The internship program offers a fun and rewarding experience that will accelerate your personal and professional development, providing you a platform to fulfil your goals. We want to challenge you – you can expect to contribute from day one and make an impact in the NSW community.

Application process

To apply for the program you will need to provide your resume and answer some targeted questions. If you are selected for the next stage of the process you will complete a group assessment activity. The final stage, if you progress, is an individual interview.

If successful, you will then receive your offer from HealthShare NSW.

We will keep in touch after each stage of the recruitment process to advise if your application is progressing.

Key dates

Applications open: February 2023 (closing 12th Feb)

Group assessment and individual interview: February 2023

Offers sent: March 2023

Program commencement: April 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Who’s eligible?

We accept people from all degree backgrounds and life experiences.

To be eligible for our internship program you’ll need to:

  • Be a current university student in at least your second year at the commencement of the program.
  • Have full-time working rights (Australian citizens, permanent residents, valid work visa) within Australia at the commencement of the program.

I interviewed/applied last year and wasn’t selected. Can I reapply?

Yes! We welcome you to reapply, if you’re still in university.

How many days do I have to work? How flexible is it with university?

The program is flexible to your university schedule each semester. Interns work between two and four days depending on their preference and availability.

Is there a minimum GPA / WAM in order to be eligible for the program?

We take a holistic approach to reviewing your application, taking into consideration everything from your Grade Point Average (GPA)/Weighted Average Mark (WAM) to your work experience and qualifications.

Where will I be working from?

At HealthShare NSW we embrace flexible working arrangements. Depending on the requirements of the specific intern placement, the location will be based from one of our offices (e.g. Parramatta, St Leonards, Charlestown) and will be open to negotiation.

What’s the starting pay?

The position is graded as an Administration Officer Level 4, Year 1 with a pay rate of $31.98 per hour.

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